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BRADBURY, Ray. The Toynbee Convector. Stories by Ray Bradbury. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First US Trade Printing. Pp. (8),vii-[viii],(2),3-275,(3). 8vo, black cloth spine, black paper covered boards, copper initials tofront board, copper lettering to spine. "In his first collection since 'Th e Stories of Ray Bradbury' was published in 1980, consolidating his immensereputation, he displays anew the unclassifiable magic of his storytelling. Most of these twenty-three tales begins in the familiar rooms and landscap es of our lives, in our common thoughts and memories -- and then take off through the farthest reaches of the imagination. Bradbury holds us enthralled as each story unfolds... in the title story, the world's only time-traveler -- renowned for his famous journey into the future -- finally decides, 100 years after the event, to reveal his secret ... in 'Lafayette, Farewell', an old man's haunting memory of World War I seems to conjure up a shower of ghostly parachutists... a man returns to his boyhood home in 'The Thing at the Top of the Stairs', and learns the chilling reason for his childhoodfear of the dark." - from the dustjacket. Includes the following stories: "The Townbee Convector", "Trapdoor", "On the Orient, North", "One Night in Your Life", "West of October", 'The Last Circus", "The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair", "I Suppose You Are Wondering Why We Are Here?", "Lafayette, Farewell", "Banshee", "Promises, Promises", "The Love Affair", "One for His Lordship, and One for the Road!", "At Midnight, in the Month of June", "Bless Me, Father, for I Have Sinned", "By the Numbers!", "A Touch of Petulance", "Long Division", "Come, and Bring Constance!", "Junior", "The Tombstone", "The Thing at the Top of the Stairs", and "Colonel Stonesteel's Genuine Home-made Truly Egyptian Mummy". Light spotting to top edge, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00
Title: Toynbee Convector. Stories. First Trade Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1988, ISBN:0394547039:
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